How to remove camshaft pulley when replacing timing belt & water pump or camshaft oil seals.
How to remove camshaft pulley when replacing timing belt & water pump or camshaft oil seals.


Hey guys, Victor is here with DIY-time, and
today I’m going to share a quick tip on how to remove camshaft pulleys when
doing a timing belt job or when you are replacing camshaft oil seals. And for
that I’m going to be using Universal timing gear holding tool. It has the big
opening in the middle for the bolt and adjustable gear teeth to hold the pulley
that can work on a large range of gear sizes. All you need to do is attach the
tool to the camshaft pulley in the way that allows you to access the bolt in
the center, and then have someone hold the tool to prevent the pulley from spinning, and then loosen the bolt in the center. Most of the times you can rent this tool
for free from your local auto parts store, but if it’s not available you can
just buy one. If you need help finding it, check out the links in the description
area below this video. Now you should be able to remove the bolt and take out the
camshaft pulley. I hope this was helpful, thanks for watching, and please consider
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6 thoughts on “How to remove camshaft pulley when replacing timing belt & water pump or camshaft oil seals.”

  1. DIY-time says:

    You can buy the universal camshaft pulley holding tool that I am using in this video here: https://amzn.to/2UOwK0T
    (this is Amazon affiliate link).

  2. Andrew Theissen says:

    Great video…shows what you need to know…well filmed…subscribed a long time ago because of your Altima videos. Saved me lots of money. Keep it up.

  3. Jesus Moya says:

    Question I have a 2006 Nissan altima 2.5l with a code p2101 top fix is to replace or clean out the throttle body, I have seen some videos where they reset the throttle body system.. do I have to do that if I just clean out the throttle body?

  4. tang85atx says:

    Sure looked like that cam bolt was already loose

  5. Joe Gallardo says:

    I rented that tool from the auto parts store. It’s made from plastic and is complete garbage! Get a metal universal cam pulley tool and save yourself the aggravation. IMHO

  6. Tumas Hedrick says:

    Your video sucks dude you made it look easy but in real life that tool sucks and slips when you try to break that bolt loose

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